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A $250 million commitment to communities worldwide

How Cognizant and its foundations are poised to improve the lives of people in need around the world.


Cognizant is building on its longstanding investments in corporate social responsibility with a new five-year, $250 million effort to advance economic mobility, educational opportunity and health and well-being in communities around the world.

In 2021, Cognizant’s foundations will expand U.S. and India grantmaking efforts to additional countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. Cognizant will also introduce new programs to increase diversity and inclusion efforts in partnership with our employee affinity groups supporting African American, Latinx, LGBTQ, Pan-Asian, women and veteran communities.

Since its founding in 2018, the Cognizant Foundation has served historically excluded and underrepresented communities through investments in education and economic mobility. The foundation’s 2020 Impact Report provides a detailed look at 10 grantees and their work.

In 2020, Cognizant’s foundation in India marked its 15th year of empowering social change. The foundation recently released its annual yearbook celebrating this milestone and highlighting its impact on the lives of more than 3.5 million people.



We will advance economic mobility, working toward a future where all communities have the resources, opportunities, and infrastructure needed to thrive.

We will provide equitable educational opportunities to equip students, learners, and workers with 21st-century skills needed to succeed in the digital economy.

We will improve the health and well-being of individuals and families to ensure communities are healthy and can achieve their fullest potential.

We will champion initiatives that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly for underrepresented and underserved populations around the world.

Expanding our global impact to improve everyday life


“As a global company, we care deeply about unlocking human potential—we are determined to live our purpose of improving everyday life and apply our technology and business expertise to help tackle global problems. This $250 million initiative aims to create conditions for people to thrive by expanding access to education, healthcare, and technology, and by advancing diversity and inclusion in communities around the world.”

-Brian Humphries, CEO

Impact To Date

Cognizant Foundation (US)

Since its founding in 2018, the Cognizant Foundation has served underrepresented, underserved and un(der)employed communities through investments in education and economic mobility. The foundation’s 2020 Impact Report provides a detailed look at grantmaking activities and spotlights 10 grantees and their work. Moving forward, the foundation is poised to continue delivering on its charge in both U.S. and international markets.

Cognizant Foundation (India)

In 2020, Cognizant’s foundation in India celebrated its 15th year of empowering social change, having cumulatively impacted more than 3.5 million lives across India since its establishment. The foundation recently released its annual yearbook celebrating this milestone and providing a detailed look at its impact in healthcare, education and livelihood.


We encourage you to stay up to date as we launch grants in new global markets, introduce new philanthropic programs to advance diversity and inclusion efforts, launch new opportunities for associates to contribute their time and skills, and deploy additional COVID-19 relief funds to communities worldwide.

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